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President Obama Remembers 9/11: ‘As Americans We Do Not Give In to Fear, Ever’

President Obama marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the grounds of one of the hijackers’ targets, the Pentagon, commemorating the occasion with rhetorical flourishes that invited Americans to see themselves as fearless and ever on the up-and-up.

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White House / Chuck Kennedy

The Arc of the Moral Universe, From Memphis to Wall Street

President Obama left unsaid in his dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial that King, were he alive, would most likely be protesting Obama administration policies.

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AP / Charles Dharapak

MLK Memorial Opens … and Then Has a Shaky Moment

A monument memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first on the National Mall and in other nearby parks to honor an African-American, was officially opened to the public Monday. Within hours, the memorial, along with all other monuments on the National Mall, was closed after an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., and a large area of the eastern U.S on Tuesday. At the time of this posting, officials were not saying when the King memorial would be reopened.

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Flickr / Fresh Conservative

Let’s Unveil One for the Gipper

This Fourth of July, during a transatlantic Age of Austerity, roughly 2,000 people paid to attend a private celebration near the American Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square, where a statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled. (more)

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White House / Pete Souza

Healer in Chief

Listening to Obama’s speech brought back memories of Obama the candidate, a mesmerizing orator with the power to summon visions of a better America.

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President Obama: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’

The president’s talents as a communicator were in desperate need in Arizona, where he spoke Wednesday at the memorial for the victims of the shooting in Tucson. (Full text and video after the jump)

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Victims and Survivors Honored at Fort Hood Memorial Service

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand at Fort Hood to pay tribute to those soldiers killed or wounded in last Thursday’s shooting at the Texas Army base. The 13 men and women fatally shot during the attack, in which Maj. Nidal Hasan is expected to be charged, were honored in the traditional manner for soldiers killed in battle, their framed photos set before empty pairs of combat boots next to helmet-topped rifles.

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MJ star
Flickr/wyteone

L.A. Taxpayers Hit With MJ Memorial Bill

When the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship in June, the team and private donors paid the $2 million tab for the victory celebration. The same can’t be said for Michael Jackson’s July 7 public memorial at Staples Center, unfortunately.

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Holocaust Museum Memorial

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Pope Benedict
Wikimedia Commons/Fabio Pozzebom/ABr

Pope Bringing Baggage to the Holy Land

Pope Benedict XVI is heading for Jerusalem soon as part of his tour of the Holy Land, and although he occupies the same vaunted position as his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict’s own history, along with that of the church, carries a charge that could present challenges during his visit.

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Berlin monument
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Remembering the Holocaust’s Persecuted Gays

Berlin’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, was on hand for the inauguration of a new memorial in the German capital dedicated to the 55,000 gay men who were branded criminals by the Nazi regime before and during World War II—and of whom about 15,000 were killed in Nazi camps. Above, the artists who created the monument.

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Pacifying Dr. King

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has rejected a statue intended to stand at the memorial of Martin Luther King. The members expected a more passive depiction. Clearly the commission has some brushing up to do on American history.

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John Paul II
catholic-heritage.net

Believers See Pope John Paul II’s Image in Bonfire

At a gathering in southern Poland to mark the second anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, one Gregorz Lukasik took pictures of the commemorative bonfire lit at the memorial and found a striking image when he saw the photos after the event.

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An Obituary for the Free Press

A leading Los Angeles religious figure blasts media irresponsibility at a memorial service for one of the Los Angeles Times’ top editors, Anthony Day.

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Auschwitz photo
U.S. Holocaust Memoral Museum via The New York Times

Auschwitz From Another Angle

A newly released series of photos taken at Auschwitz and sent last year to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows Nazi officers and female SS members in a bafflingly banal (cf. Hannah Arendt) array of activities:  singing, relaxing, laughing on group getaways, and even lighting Christmas trees.

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9/11 memorial
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Services Mark Sixth Anniversary of 9/11

Mourners, visitors and public figures converged in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 at or near the sites where the terrorist attacks took place six years ago.

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A Memorial for Civilian Casualties

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War Memorial

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Iraq Veterans Memorial

Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed,” “Iraq for Sale”) and his team have worked tirelessly to collect these memories of fallen Iraq veterans from friends, family and colleagues. For more information, click here.

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Podcast: Robert Greenwald on Fox News and More

Documentarian Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed,” “Iraq for Sale”) joins regular panelists James Harris and Joshua Scheer to talk about Fox News’ latest shenanigans, his effort to create an online Iraq war memorial and more.

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Robert Greenwald on Fox News, the Iraq War Memorial and More

Documentarian Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed,” “Iraq for Sale”) joins regular panelists James Harris and Joshua Scheer to talk about Fox News’ impact on the media, his effort to create an online Iraq war memorial and more.

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Bush’s War Memorial

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McCain’s Iraq Strategy

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Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day, 2006

“We remember that many Americans have lost their limbs or their lives in on-the-job accidents that might have been prevented if overall media coverage had been anywhere near as transfixed with job safety as with, say, marital splits among Hollywood celebrities.”

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